Christian movie among 'best ever'?

by Drew Zahn -- One of my favorite pieces of movie trivia is the character named "greatest movie hero" of all time by the American Film Institute on its 100th anniversary: Atticus more…

U.S., Russian spies team up to save world

by Drew Zahn -- Growing up in the '80s, some of my fondest TV memories were the reruns of classic spy shows from even earlier decades – "I Spy," "Get Smart," "Mission more…

Famous heroes chained down by politics

by Drew Zahn -- Examining the worldview of films puts a whole new twist on the typical movie-review column. Instead of talking about actors and directors and camera angles, I get to more…

Who knew Pac-Man was a hedonist?

by Drew Zahn -- "Pixels," the new film in theaters starring comedians Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad (the voice of the snowman in "Frozen") and more, is meant to be a more…

Tiny superhero movie big on redemption

by Drew Zahn -- It's summer, and that means it's time for superhero movies. Big muscles, big explosions, big box office receipts, and big … Wait … what? "Ant-Man"? What's an Ant-Man? more…

'Minions' movie not for kids?

by Drew Zahn -- Despite its ominous title, the 2010 hit film "Despicable Me" was a touching, funny, values-affirming, redemptive tale about a supervillain whose heart is melted by three little orphan more…

Schwarzenegger fulfills 'I'll be back' pledge

by Drew Zahn -- Until 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a world-champion bodybuilder who played exotic musclemen with funny accents in the movies. But in 1984, all that changed with the very first more…